Electrolux + Trese: From Worn Out Clothes to Quilts

As weekend sales and bazaars usher the coming Christmas season, do consider clearing out your closets before starting your shopping spree.   What to do with your pre-loved clothes?  Well, DONATE them to Electrolux Clothes Donation Drive, of course! Why Electrolux?  Aside from Electrolux actively doing this advocacy for several years now…

  1. They’re the only ones that I know that actually launders (washes and inspects each piece of clothing) donated clothes before distributing them to those in need.
  2. Even worn-out clothes that were donated are put to good use.

Electrolux has partnered with Gawad Kalinga’s Trese to transform clothes that are not fit for wearing into quilts for children and new born babies in orphanages.

“Electrolux believes that there must be dignity in the clothes that we donate. To make sure that every piece of clothing is in good condition, we will sort out the worn out, unwearable ones, then upcycle them into quilts with the help of Trese”

That favorite shirt of yours that you’ve worn a hundred times until it was all frayed in the collar or until you became several sizes bigger? As long as the rest of the fabric is still in good condition, donate it.

That pair of jeans that has been lying at the bottom of your cabinet for the past couple of years – donate it.

Those dresses and shirts your little ones have outgrown – donate them.

Clothes were meant to be worn and not kept in eternal storage, so please do DONATE those you have not worn for years.  Be a part of this meaningful advocacy. Drop off your donations in any of these locations:

  • Electrolux Customer Service Hub (Grundfos Building, 5548 Osmena Highway, Brgy. San Isidro, Makati City)
  • Mommy Mundo Head Office (2nd Floor Fun Ranch Frontera Verde, Ortigas Center, Pasig City)
  • Unilever Philippines Head Office (1351 United Nations Ave., Paco, Manila)
  • Empire East Land Holdings Inc. (11th Floor World Center Bldg., Sen Gil Puyat, Makati City)
  • St. Mary’s College (37 Mother Ignacia Ave., Paligsahan Quezon City)
  • Kodak Philippines (2901 88 Corporate Center Valero cor. Sedeno St., Salcedo Village, Makati City)
  • Morgan Stanley (16th Floor E-Services Building, Bonifacio Global City, The Fort, Taguig)
  • Center for Culinary Arts (CCA) (287 Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City)
  • Dasmarinas Village (Homeowners Association Office) (1419 Campanilla St. Dasmarinas Village, Makati City)
  • BrandAction Inc. (Unit 4B ALPAP Bldg., 160 LP Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati City)
  • Isla Lipana& Co. (29th Floor Philam Life Tower 8767 Paseo de Roxas Makati City)

Visit electolux.com.ph and click the Delightful-E tab to know more about the Electrolux Delightful-E Simple to Share advocacy. You can also visit www.facebook.com/thelittlewhitebook or follow @ElectroluxPH on Twitter and Instagram

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(Press Release)

Electrolux transforms worn out clothes into quilts with GawadKalinga’sTrese

Filipinos have relentlessly proven that the concept of bayanihan is still alive today. Every year the Philippines is devastated by numerous typhoons which result to ruined homes and ravaged livelihood. From one calamity to another, Filipinos have made it a tradition to donate and help rehabilitate the lives of the victims.

Sharing with this tradition, Electrolux, a global leader in home appliances, has been collecting and laundering clothes for calamity-stricken survivors for several years now. This year, Electrolux, through its Delightful-E Simple campaign, innovated this long-running advocacy.

Together with Gawad Kalinga’s Trese community, Electrolux will upcycle unusable clothes into quilts for children and new born babies in orphanages and other communities.

“Electrolux believes that there must be dignity in the clothes that we donate. To make sure that every piece of clothing is in good condition, we will sort out the worn out, unwearable ones, then upcycle them into quilts with the help of Trese” said Andrea Pionilla, Electrolux Marketing Manager. “With this partnership, we aim not only to give quilts to children and new born babies but also another source of livelihood for this Payatas community.”

It’s Delightful-E Simple To Share!

As Electrolux makes it simple for us to save through their energy efficient appliances, Electrolux also makes it just as simple for us to share our blessings through their Delightful-E Simple To Share campaign.  Just donate your old clothes to any of their drop-off sites (see list below).  They will launder all of them before segregating those that are still in good condition and those that are not.

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Those that are in good condition will be donated to calamity stricken survivors while those that can no longer be worn will be upcycled into quilts.  Clothes that are no longer in good condition will be sent to Gawad Kalinga’s Trese where they will be transformed into quilts which will then be donated to orphanages and other communities.

This means that every single piece of clothing you donate will be put to good use and will bless other people in need.

Another part of Electrolux’s Simple To Share campaign gives you a chance to win one of four Electrolux twin tub washing machines.

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Share a little bit of yourself by donating a special piece of clothing.  It could be that favorite shirt that you haven’t worn since 10 pounds ago or maybe that pair of slacks that you wore on your first day of work.  If you haven’t worn it for decades, why not make someone extra happy by donating it?   Tell Electrolux over at Instagram about that special piece of clothing – why it’s close to your heart and why you’ve decided to donate it – and you just might win a washing machine and Breeze gift packs.

Mechanics for the Simple To Share Instagram/Twitter Contest

  1. Take a photo of a special piece of clothing that you are willing to donate.
  2. Tell us why it’s special to you and why you wish to donate it.
  3. Use the hashtags #DelightfulE and #SimpleToShare  and tag @ElectroluxPH

The Electrolux Delightful-E Simple Instagram Contest ends on September 30 so SEND your entries now!

 

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Drop-off Sites for Pre-Loved Clothes:

Electrolux Customer Service Hub
Grundfos Building, 5548 Osmena Highway, Brgy. San Isidro, Makati City

Mommy Mundo Head Office
2nd Floor Fun Ranch Frontera Verde, Ortigas Center, Pasig City

Unilever Philippines Head Office
1351 United Nations Ave, Paco, Manila

Empire East Land Holdings Inc.
11th Floor World Center Bldg., Sen Gil Puyat, Makati City

St. Mary’s College
37 Mother Ignacia Ave., Paligsahan Quezon City

Kodak Philippines
2901 88 Corporate Center Valero cor. Sedeno Sts., Salcedo Village, Makati City

Morgan Stanley
16th Floor E-Services Building, Bonifacio Global City, The Fort, Taguig

Center for Culinary Arts (CCA)
287 Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City

Dasmarinas Village (Homeowners Association Office)
1419 Campanilla St. Dasmarinas Village, Makati City

BrandAction Inc.
Unit 4B ALPAP Bldg, 160 LP Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati City

It’s Delightful-E Simple To Save!

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P10,353.98!!!! That’s how much I could save if I use an Electrolux Time Manager Washing Machine to wash all our laundry instead of sending them to the shop.  What would I do with 10K?

  • enjoy a weekend in a Tagaytay hotel or a Subic beach resort
  • buy a small food kiosk and start a business
  • pay 2 months worth of monthly tuition installments

I could think of a dozen more things I can do with 10,000 pesos!  Here’s what else I could do with those savings:

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Want to know how much YOU could save on laundry expenses?  Check out the Electrolux Savings Calculator app.   It will show you just how much you spend on your laundry weekly and how much you can save in a year if you use an Electrolux washing machine.

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Click here to try the Electrolux Savings Calculator app.  Remember to hit the SHARE button after you get your results.  Tell your friends on Facebook what you would do with your total laundry savings, use the hashtags #DelightfulE #SimpleToSave, and get a chance to WIN your very own Electrolux washing machine.  Contest ends on September 30 so JOIN NOW!!!

 

Saving Every Cent

The 10K savings I mentioned above is just from laundry expenses.  Imagine how much more I could save by cutting down on other expenses!    The bulk of our monthly expenses goes to food, transportation, and electricity.  Though they all are necessities, we can still cut back on them.

Save on Food

One of the ways we’ve cut down on food expenses is eating out less often.  That also includes dialing 8-7000 or 8-6236 less often. I’ve also been buying meat, produce, and fruits from the wet market instead of the supermarket.  They’re not only much cheaper, they’re also much fresher.

(Click here to read about my wet market adventure)

Save on Electricity

The best way to lower electric bills is to make sure that all your appliances are running in good condition.  Some may think it frugal to keep an appliance for as long as it’s working but if you’ve been using it for more than a decade it won’t be running efficiently anymore and is costing you more on electricity.  When buying new appliances, make sure you choose ones that are energy-efficient.  Look for the Energy Star logo, inverter drives, and eco-saving features.

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(Click here to know more about Electrolux’s energy efficient washing machines)

Another way to lower energy consumption is to unplug appliances that are not in use.  Before going to sleep, unplug televisions, microwave ovens, modem and wifi routers, and all other appliances you won’t be using for the night.  You’d be surprised how much you’d end up saving in a year.

Save on Transportation

If you’re up to the challenge of riding the jeepney and LRTs, public transportation is still the cheapest way to get to your destination.  It’s not that comfortable though and if you’re with little children, it can be quite dangerous (imagine having a little child in a cramped rush-hour MRT – he could get squished and suffocate!).  One option to save on transportation costs is to carpool with co-workers. To lessen gas expenses, my husband sometimes uses his motorbike going to work.  On days when he’s using the car, he uses apps like Waze to determine the route with the least traffic.

 

More Savings, More To Share

My grandfather once told me that it’s not greedy to want a comfortable life, to reap profit from a business, or to save as much as you can.  By making sure that your basket is full, you would have more to share with those in need.  Work hard, save for the future, and share your blessings.

(Click here to read more)